Clean Break

After I moved last summer I received a note from a distant friend. She wrote a few words about my new home then went on to relate the...

Relief

At the drugstore in early December I saw yet one more commercial gimmick to fuel the madness of the retail season. Sold as a set, the...

Christmas

I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. ...

Seek the Light

The reality of grief is that death darkens our life for a while. For some, life may seem like an emotional and spiritual place of endless,...

The Glow

At the stationery counter of a museum gift shop last year I asked a sales associate to explain the “buy one box of Christmas cards and...

Participate

Three years after my husband died I decided to go to New York for a few days before Christmas. I wanted to see the sights, enjoy the...

Plan

Most of us who grieve experience the first holiday season without our loved one as a time of great emotional vulnerability. We’re...

Honest Holidays

Because of the rapid succession of holidays now upon us – Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year - November and December may...

Gratitude

On October 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation, “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a...

Wisdom and Insight

Since the death of my mother a few weeks ago I’ve recognized that at least a part of gradually readjusting to my own life is trying to...

Searching, Seeking

I was reading an interpretation of a favorite scripture last week and was a little jarred when I saw the word “search” instead of...

God With Us

Several months after the death of my husband I went to Washington, D.C. and decided to make the most of a three-day visit with some rather...
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